by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 24 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: An Apostle's Attitude
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 1:1-17

There is no denying the remarkable impact of the Apostle Paul's ministry on the first century, nor its continued worldwide influence. Behind such outstanding achievement there lay powerful attitudes. What they were is easy to see.

I. Paul's Realistic Appraisal of Himself. vv. 1-6

A. A ring of humility-"A servant ("doulos") of Christ Jesus."
B. A note of authority-"Called to be an apostate."
C. A sense of destiny-"Set apart for the gospel." See Galatians 1:15; Acts 13:2
D. A feeling of adequacy-"Received grace and apostleship."
E. A life of ministry-"To call people…to belong…"

II. Paul's Deep Appreciation of His Message.

A. The character of His message-"Gospel."

B. The confirmation of his message-"Promised beforehand."

C. The content of his message-"Jesus Christ our Lord."


Part 2: First the Bad News
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 1:18-32

"Gospel" means "good news," but to many people it clearly is not particularly good. The reason may be that they have not realized how bad the bad news is because they have overlooked the wrath of God.

I. The Reality of the Wrath of God.

A. An unavoidable biblical truth. vv. 18; 1 Thessalonians 1:10

B. An unmistakable historical fact.

C. An undeniable moral necessity.
1. God's 'rightness' requires it.

2. God's love reflects it.

3. Man's design assumes it.

D. An unpopular contemporary concept
1. Rejecting plain teaching.

2. Misunderstanding true meaning.

II. The Reasons for the Wrath of God.
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